Europa League: Stoke stand firm to silence Croats
Friday 05 August 2011
A late own goal by Ljubo Milicevic under pressure from Ryan Shotton last night rewarded Stoke City for a disciplined performance in a vociferous atmosphere at Hajduk Split.
A 1-0 victory took Tony Pulis's side through to the final qualifying round of the Europa League 2-0 on aggregate. Milicevic put in Dean Whitehead's cross when challenged by Shotton after Stoke had restricted the Croatian side to few clear-cut chances.
Andy Johnson and Danny Murphy scored as Fulham also made progress, beating Hajduk's neighbours RNK 2-0 at Craven Cottage after a goalless draw in Split.
Latest in Sport
- 2 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Arsenal fan asks the Queen for tickets to the FA Cup final - gets a reply from Buckingham Palace
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland